Bachelor of Counselling - Year One (Certificate in Interpersonal Skills)


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Highlights

The Certificate in Interpersonal Skills (Level 5) is the first year of study towards the Bachelor of Counselling.

It can be completed full-time in a year, or part-time over two years. This certificate prepares students for work in a range of fields such as parishes, churches, family and health support services, community agency work and advocacy roles.

Students can choose to complete this certificate alone, achieving the Certificate in Interpersonal Skills, or they can continue on to complete the Bachelor of Counselling.


About This Course

In the first year of the Bachelor in Counselling, you will develop a strong understanding of counselling theory, including counselling process, self-awareness, human development, personal and professional boundaries, and principles of psychology.

A Person-Centred approach is developed within a Christian faith-based learning environment. Openness toward incorporating your own, and welcoming the other's, spirituality and world-view is highly valued, as is the importance of developing appropriate self-expression. The Person-Centred approach to counselling is practiced and developed within the class environment, in preparation for agency placement in Years 2 and 3. Classes are held on campus Tuesday to Thursday.

The Certificate in Interpersonal Skills is a prerequisite for admission to the Bachelor of Counselling Year 2.

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Career Opportunities

Counsellor - Kaitohutohu

Counsellors help people to deal with their feelings and responses, solve problems and create change in their lives.

Psychotherapist - Kaihaumanu Hinengaro

Psychotherapists help individuals, couples or groups identify, understand, and manage emotional and behavioural problems.

Youth Worker - Kaimahi Taiohi

Youth workers support young people, work with them and their families, help them build healthy connections, and give guidance in health, education, training and employment.


Upcoming Intakes

Campus Start Date Domestic International *
Christchurch 17 February 2020 $5995 $16395

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.
* International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover.


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Key Information For StudentsNew Zealand Government Logo

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements
Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Applicants to be over 24 years of age, complete a police consent to disclosure of information check form, participate in screening interviews for suitability, provide evidence of ability to succeed at undergraduate study level and be free from any addictions.

Duration The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

1 Year

Tuition fees

Total qualification
Student fees $6,256
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
Government tuition subsidy $6,196
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
TOTAL $12,452
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
Student loan information
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StudyLink

Student success The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

Successful course completions

85%

National Graduate Outcomes

3 years after completion
Median earnings
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at ATC New Zealand.
$28,926
Earnings range
The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.
$19,183 - $37,617
In employment
This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at ATC New Zealand.
43%
In further study
This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at ATC New Zealand.
44%
On a benefit
This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at ATC New Zealand.
7%

Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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FAQ'S

Bachelor of Counselling - Year One (Certificate in Interpersonal Skills)

You will need to contact StudyLink for the answer to this. All of our programmes have been approved by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) and, as such, all New Zealand students that enrol in a programme of study, that includes a study fee, can apply to StudyLink.

Studying for a qualification is a serious commitment, like a full-time job, so any work should be part-time and not interfere with your classes or study.

Yes! Each year of the Bachelor of Counselling is able to be taken part time and spread over two years. Complete the full degree in 3-6 years

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